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Helen Forrester’s Twopence to Cross the Mersey Opens Next Wednesday In Crewe

Based on the late author’s million-selling autobiography, the play written by Rob Fennah, chronicles Helen’s early life during The Great Depression in 1930s Liverpool.Featuring a cast of 9 playing over 40 characters, the period drama is set in the early 1930s in the midst of the Great Depression. Helen's spendthrift father was declared bankrupt forcing the family to leave behind the nannies, servants, and beautiful middle-class home in the gentler South West of England. With nothing more than the clothes they stood up in, thefamily of nine took the train to Liverpool where they hoped to rebuild their shattered lives.…
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Marvellous Cast Visit Stoke City Fc’s Bet365 Stadium

The cast of the New Vic Theatre’s latest show had a Marvellous day out this week at the bet365 stadium with Stoke City FC’s former kitman Neil ‘Nello’ Baldwin, whose life the play is based on. Back by popular demand, Marvellous takes to the stage at the New Vic from Saturday 17 September to Saturday 8 October, after its first smash-hit run earlier this year. Helping the original cast of seven get back into character ready for the show to reopen, Neil showed them around his beloved football ground and even pointed out his usual seat where he watches the games. Cast members Suzanne…
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Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice to Take to the Regent Theatre Stage

Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice to Take to the Regent Theatre Stage

Strictly stars Anton and Giovanni bring their Him & Me show to the Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, on Saturday 15 July 2023. Brace yourselves for the best night out when two of BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s best loved professionals reunite once again to continue their 5-star rated tour. “Top of their class”Blackpool Gazette Him & Me showcases the duo’s unrivalled rapport, bringing audiences a collaboration of dance, song and light-hearted fun! The tour was the very first to go out to a full capacity sold out audience in 2021 when restrictions were lifted, with another sold out run in 2022. And…
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Review: The Haunting Of Blaine Manor

Review: The Haunting Of Blaine Manor

The doors of beautiful Crewe Lyceum opened out tonight, in contrast, onto the eerie frontage of Blaine Manor. The play, written by Joe O'Byrne in 2015, tells of parapsychologist Doctor Roy Earle (Peter Slater), famous for discrediting hauntings and exposing fake mediums, is invited to attend a seance in what is said to be the most haunted building in England. Unperturbed even by the attitude of the locals who wont set foot in there for fear of a curse, Dr. Earle heads to Blaine Manor aiming to debunk, or offer rationale explanation, for its famous supernatural history. He is not…
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Congleton Players: Blackadder II Rehearsals Well Underway

Congleton Players: Blackadder II Rehearsals Well Underway

With just a few weeks away Congleton Players are now well into rehearsals with their first play of the 2022/2023 season “Blackadder II” and it’s a cracker.Blackadder II first hit our TV screens on BBC some 36 years ago and is set during the reign of Elizabeth I. The play written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton is being directed by Howard Ball and Robin Jackson and runs from the 4th to the 8th October at the Daneside Theatre, Congleton. The Blackadder series has been voted as one of the funniest British comedies of all time and Blackadder II is…
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Interview: Ultimate Classic Rock Show

We talk to Luke Bradshaw, lead guitarist and founder of Ultimate Classic Rock Show which is coming to Crewe Lyceum on 30th September. We discuss the origins of the show, the setlist, what the audience can expect as well as Luke's own band, 'Coolhand'. This brilliant show is on 30th September at Crewe Lyceum and further details can be found here including a link to purchase tickets
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Jaw Dropping Family Fun Comes To Stoke-on-Trent!

The bestselling children’s author David Walliamsand the award-winning Birmingham Stage Company have teamed up for a brand-new production of Demon Dentist. This is their latest collaboration after Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy, both of which received Olivier award nominations. Strange things are happening in Alfie's town! Children are leaving their teeth for the tooth fairy and waking up to find odd things under their pillow! Alfie and his friend Gabz are determined to get to the bottom of the mystery - but no-one could have dreamed what they'll discover, when they come face to face with the demon dentist herself in this amazing children’s adventure! David Walliams said: "The Birmingham Stage…
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NEW VIC OPEN DAY RETURNS TO GIVE COMMUNITY RARE PEEK BEHIND-THE-SCENES

NEW VIC OPEN DAY RETURNS TO GIVE COMMUNITY RARE PEEK BEHIND-THE-SCENES

Photo credit: Phil Radcliffe This Saturday 3 September, Basford’s theatre-in-the-round will be swinging open its doors for a special Open Day to give families an opportunity to explore behind-the-scenes. The free drop-in event, taking place from 10.00am to 4.00pm, offers an exclusive experience for people of all ages who are curious about theatre to get a glimpse into how shows are made at the unique venue. It will be the first opportunity of its kind for the public to look behind-the-scenes at the New Vic following its major auditorium refurbishment in 2020. Participants can take a self-guided tour taking in…
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Lyceum Studio Relaunches

Dramatic retellings of literary classics and top comedy come to Crewe this September when the Lyceum Studio launches its Autumn season.2022’s Retellings season sets sail on Thursday 8 September at 8 PM with Silver & Gold, based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Adapted and performed by James Hyland of Brother Wolf, the all-new monodrama focuses on one-legged pirate Long John Silver as he gathers his unruly shipmates for the voyage of a lifetime and is a powerful exploration of the ambiguity of morality that will captivate both adults and children alike.September also launches Crewe’s new comedy club on the…
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Eric’s Monster Mash: Freakishly Good Fun At Its Finest

Making a welcome return to New Vic, is Eric and Co. after the enforced hiatus of the last couple of years. In his first outing back Eric finds himself, in darkest Transylvania, opting for that as a suitable choice for a romantic getaway for him and his wife, Bev. If that wasn't romance enough, he has brought best mate Gordon along for good measure. Finding their way to the destination for the week, they discover that they have been double-booked by unscrupulous property owner 'Dr. Frank Einstein' and have to house share with none other than members' of that very…
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